‘Seemingly healthy people who are overweight run a higher risk of heart disease’
To fat or obese people have an increased risk of heart disease, even if they are medically healthy seem.
That, say researchers from Imperial College London and the university of Cambridge in the European Heart Journal. Their findings go against the idea that you are “thick, but still healthy”.
The researchers studied data of more than half a million people from ten European countries. The surveyed persons who are chubby or obese but have normal blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, were 28 percent more likely to develop heart disease than people with similar values who have a healthy weight.
Even more at risk to fat people who also have elevated blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol levels.
“The concept of ‘healthy obesity’ can this out the door”, says researcher Ionna Tzoulaki against BBC. “The study shows that people who are overweight as “healthy” are labeled, there are no unhealthy metabolic profile have been developed. That comes later in their life, for example, when they have a heart attack.”
According to the researchers, it is probably not obesity itself that the risk of heart disease directly increased, but the consequences which in the course of years, so-called, such as high blood pressure and high glucose values.